OELC CASO: Shoulders of Giants

OELC CASO: Shoulders of Giants

OELC/CASO: Shoulders of Giants focuses on the extraordinary achievements of OELC alumni. Nathan Adams interviews these “Giants” to discuss the impact their time at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre had on their journey. http://www.oelccaso.com

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May 17, 2022 28 min

This episode focuses on Nathan's interview with Mary Macdonald.  Mary Macdonald represented Canada in both basketball and volleyball. She played in three Pan Am Games and won three Sr. A national titles in basketball. As a high school teacher and coach at John Oliver secondary she developed several teams, coaching a number of players who went on to play volleyball for Canada at the 1976 Olympics.  Mary also was a torch bearer f...

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Tyler Boyle is a professional hype guy, dance entertainer, professional host/emcee, speaker, educator and visual artist.  He also occasionally works at OELC/CASO!

Since 2012, Tyler has been working with various cultural festivals, The Rogers Center, Blue Mountain Village, The Canadian Cancer Society, the Special Olympics and the Heart and Stroke Foundation enlivening their events with his interactive Groove dance experiences.  For y...

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Ann Hall, BPHE, MA, PhD is a self-described "sports-nut".  Her teaching and research interests focused primarily on the sociological aspects of sport, more specifically gender relations in sport and leisure.  Since retiring from the University of Alberta, she has been researching and writing about Canadian women’s sport history.   

In this episode she shares with us her research on the OELC before 1948 and the important cont...

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People who have been to OELC talk about it as a transformative experience.  OELC Course Directors Laura Christie, Chris Wilson, Revlon Stoddart and Karen Parnell discuss returning to "in person" programming in 2022 and the qualities of the OELC experience that make people continue to talk about it - 5, 10 and 20 years later.   

This is the final episode for season 2!  Thanks to all our loyal listeners - season 3 coming soon....

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This episode now includes Kathleen Wynne's question to the government about OELC during question period in the Ontario Legislature!

This episode features Nathan's interview with Kathleen Wynne, who attended OELC as a leader in 1969.  She shares her perspective on her time at OELC, its impact on her career and the challenges OELC is facing in 2021.

Kathleen Wynne was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP ...

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Peter Chang, Superintendent of Education, TDSB and OELC Alumni shares his perspective on his time at OELC.  Peter shares the impact OELC had on his development as a leader, and the unique experience of being an  East Asian student leader in the early 1980s.   He goes on to share his views on the importance of the OELC program for students, and how his suggestions on how to continue to foster an anti-racist, equitable course.

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This episode presents Nathan's interview with Chris Ackroyd : Senior Manager, Social Content and Sponsorships for the National Hockey League.? Chris has also been a leader, Youth Facilitator, Teacher Facilitator, and Course Director at OELC over the years.? Chris shares his stories about OELC alumni in the NHL, and his experiences leading at OELC and out in the community.

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This episode features Nathan's interview with Kathleen Wynne, who attended OELC as a leader in 1969.  She shares her perspective on her time at OELC, its impact on her career and the challenges OELC is facing in 2021.

Kathleen Wynne was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West. She was Ontario’s 25th Premier and leader of the Ontario Liberal Party January, 2013 to June 2018.

Kathleen has ded...

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This is an important episode for all of you who are interested in OELC continuing to do its important work.

Karen Albertson, the president of OELC's Board of Directors speaks about the financial challenges surrounding OELC caused by Covid-19 and the sale of the OELC site on Rama Road by the Ontario provincial government.  She also discusses OELC's plans for the immediate future and the ways in which OELC will continue on in ...

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This episode focuses on the experiences of Prahamya Balaranjan - Alumni and former Youth Facilitator at the Intermediate Arts Course @ OELC.  She shares the impact OELC has had on her career choices, life/work balance and the reasons she feels OELC must continue its mission in the future. 


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Éric Marcotte et Nic Marcil - Co-directors of C.A.S.O. (OELC's French leadership course for intermediate and secondary students) share their OELC stories, the special nature of the CASO course, the founding of their escape room company: Mobile Escapes and their work on the television show "Échappe-toi si tu peux!". 

For the first time we are providing both a French and English version of this interview. This is the Engl...

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Je suis fier de vous présenter aujourd'hui notre premier épisode complètement en français!!

Aujourd'hui, je parle avec Éric Marcotte et Nicolas Marcil, les fondateurs de Évasions Mobiles d'Ottawa. Ils sont également codirecteurs du cours de leadership en français de l’OELC  - nommer  «CASO», qui offre des programmes de leadership aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire et secondaire en français.

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In the episode Nathan speaks with Bruce Dale (Artist, Filmmaker, National Manager and OELC Alumni).  Bruce discusses his deep connection with the philosophy of OELC and the process of filming a movie during Covid-19.  He also shared stories from the set of his recent project "It's Me Billy" a fan film sequel to the classic Canadian horror film "Black Christmas", as well as some ideas he has for future projects.

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Welcome back for Season 2! 

Our first episode is an interview with Kat Pinhorn.  Kat is a talented singer, guitarist, song-writer and youth facilitator.  She has a new album out on iTunes - Resisting Change, and she discusses her time at OELC and the ways in which it has affected her art and her leadership skills.

You can find Kat's album here:
https://music.apple.com/ca/album/resisting-change-ep/1528442768

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A quick bonus episode to mark the end of season 1 of the OELC/CASO: Shoulders of Giants Podcast.  We are asking everyone of our regular listeners to please help us to climb up to 1000 listens for the first season!  We are already at 895, and we want to make it an even 1000!

Please share this link with anyone who might be interested + thank you for listening!

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In this episode Aarav Modi (co-founder of theyoungopinion.org + grade 8 student) shares his experiences at the Summer Intermediate Arts course @ OELC.  He explains how this inspired him to create an amazing website focused on the artwork + opinions of Canadian youth.  Aarav and his team are taking submissions from youth across Ontario - submit your work at: theyoungopinion.org

This episode also features the musical tale...

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Arjun Ram is a correspondent for CBC Kids, he has interviewed many prominent politicians, sports personalities and tons of amazing Canadian kids.  He comes on the podcast to discuss OELC's impact on him and to share some insight into his interview process. 

Please find below the link to Arjun's episode of Cross Country Checkup on CBC!

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In this episode Lisa Buchanan (OELC's Executive Director) + Susan Haiplik (OELC's Executive Associate) outline OELC/CASO's plan for an online platform for July + August 2020. This platform will allow for online clubs, digital cabins and a host of amazing programming delivered by our OELC staff.  There is also talk of an OELC care package that will be available to order soon! 

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This week we are presenting Nathan's interview with the amazing Lex Leosis.  An artist well known for her dynamic flows, aggressive stage presence and elaborate story-telling, Lex Leosis is loud, opinionated, constantly fighting for what she believes in and hungry to make something of her family name.  A track from her recently released album is presented at the end of the episode!

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OELC's Executive Director Lisa Buchanan discusses with Nathan the announcements around OELC's 2020 season and the challenges ahead. 

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